The USAID/Liberia Civil Society activity aims to strengthen Liberian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to more effectively engage their constituents (citizens), contribute to decision-making processes, and oversee government actions. The purpose of this activity is to: strengthen Liberians’ ability to advocate for policy reforms, policy implementation, and service delivery through multi-stakeholder coalitions that build feedback loops among government, CSOs, and citizens.
The Capacity Development Officer will support activities related to facilitating the process of bringing issue-based actors together by providing space for engagement.
■ Prepare regular reports for appropriate management as necessary or requested.
■ Work directly with local partners to facilitate capacity assessments.
■ Work with local partners to develop and update civil society organizations capacity development plans.
■ Support the adaptive implementation of the civil society organizations capacity development plans.
■ Build M&E capacity of civil society organizations.
■ Support local partners to use innovative, technology-based tools.
■ Assist in grants management to support capacity development objectives.
■ Assist with customizing organizational and technical trainings for civil society and other local organizations.
■ Develop and manage capacity development service provider pool.
■ Support activities to enable local partners to negotiate services directly with service providers.
■ Support coordination with donors and international NGOs (INGOs) on building the local capacity development market.
■ Monitor capacity development training provided by core partners and service providers to civil society organizations and develop brief report for each training.
■ Provide regular update to the CD team on status of capacity development activities provided by core partners and service providers.
■ Regularly participate in monthly and quarterly capacity monitoring of civil society organizations.
■ Any other duties assigned by the DCOP/Capacity Building Director.
Reports to: DCOP/Capacity Building Director
■ Bachelor’s level degree in finance, business administration, public administration, economics, or other relevant field is required.
■ At least six (6) years of working experience in international development with prior experience supporting capacity building initiatives.
■ Strong organizational and coordination skills.
■ Proven networking, facilitation, and negotiation skills and experience with a variety of actors.
■ Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
■ Previous work experience in Liberia/West Africa preferred.
How to apply
Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. At this time, only citizens of Liberia are being considered for this opportunity.
Please submit your application via this link https://fs23.formsite.com/OLJTgx/xjbmlrq0go/index.html .